KU sets the bar for Hunter Jarmon


The official visits for wide receiver Hunter Jarmon (Waco, Texas/Midway) officially kicked off this weekend with the initial stop in Lawrence, Kan.

Jarmon was in attendance for Kansas' 20-6 loss to TCU, but the loss was one of the last things Jarmon will remember. He had a chance to experience the college atmosphere, meet the die-hard fans and hang out with members of the football team. Freshman wide receiver Tre' Parmalee was his weekend host.

"The trip was great. They have a great fan base, and [Lawrence] is a great college town," Jarmon said. "I really enjoyed the night out with the football guys. They showed me what Kansas is all about.

"[Parmalee] was cool. We're basically like the same person. We were both joking and clowning the whole night. I had a good time."

Jarmon also had a chance to see an old teammate, Jayhawks commit Jordan Darling (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Shawnee Mission East). Darling transferred to Shawnee Mission East after playing at Midway. Together, the duo helped Midway advance to the Texas Class 4A Division I championship game in 2011.

Jarmon is being recruited to Kansas by quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus, as well as director of personnel Scott Johnston. In addition to playing football, Jarmon also had a chance to speak with the baseball coaches about potentially being a two-sport athlete in college. Jarmon is an outfielder for Midway.

Jarmon now will prepare for visit No. 2 -- a trek to Minnesota next week. He will visit Iowa State (Sept. 29), Texas Tech (Oct. 6) and Oregon State (Nov. 3) after that.

"They set the bar high," Jarmon said of the Jayhawks. "I wasn't expecting this much when I first got there. They changed my whole view of them. The bar is set high right now."